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Monday, February 28, 2011
1955 Topps #151 - Red Kress
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Duke Snider - 1926-2011
1955 Topps #150 - Mike Higgins
Saturday, February 26, 2011
TTM Success - Rollie Fingers
1955 Topps #149 - Ray Crone
Friday, February 25, 2011
1955 Topps #148 - Hal Brown
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Hall of Fame Spotlight - Joe Medwick
- 1937 NL MVP
- 1937 NL batting champ (.374)
- Member of 1934 World Series Champion Cardinals
- Led the league in hits in 1936 and 1937 (223, 237)
- Led the league in RBI 3 times - 1936 (138), 1937 (154) and 1938 (122)
- His career .324 average ranks 47th all-time
- His 540 doubles rank 28th all-time
- 10-time All Star (1934-1942, 1944)
- Batted .300 or higher in 11 seasons (10-straight)
Should he be a Hall of Famer?
- Gained election on his 9th ballot (84.8%)
- Led the league in errors for outfielder in 1934 (14)
- Didn't reach magic numbers of 3,000 hits or 500 home runs, but his career average of .324 is very good.
- Has one of the worst nicknames I've seen (Ducky isn't bad, but Ducky Wucky is painful)
Looking at his career numbers, yeah, ok, so Medwick didn't reach 3,000 hits or come close to 300 home runs, let alone 500. Oh well. We led the league in RBI, hits, average, doubles, triples, runs, on numerous occaisions. All-around, Medwick was a phenomenal hitter. I vote YES, Medwick should very much be a hall of famer.
Checking out Ebay, you can find a signed post card, index card or photo of Medwick averaging around $125 authenticated. I only saw one baseball and it was selling as a buy it now for $1,799.00.
1955 Topps #147 - Laurin Pepper
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
1955 Topps #146 - Dick Donovan
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Mailday - 1948 Bowman Dutch Leonard
1955 Topps #145 - Elmer Valo
Monday, February 21, 2011
1955 Topps #144 - Joe Amalfitano
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Autographed Baseball - Don Newcombe
1955 Topps #143 - Dick Schofield
Saturday, February 19, 2011
TTM Success - Earl Weaver!!
1955 Topps #142 - Jerry Lynch
Friday, February 18, 2011
Mail from Blog Reader Matt
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1955 Topps #141 - Tom Wright
Thursday, February 17, 2011
TTM Success - Dick Groat
1955 Topps #140 - Mel Parnell
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Got My MCG Cards Today!!
This is the highlight of the cards I was able to redeem, a 1964 Topps ERA Leaders Koufax. I wasn't about to let Topps get this card back. Anytime I can get a Koufax for free, I'm going to take it.
1955 Topps #139 - Steve Kraly
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
TTM Success - Jim Bunning
Bunning (b. 1931) played in the majors from 1955 to 1971 for the Tigers, Phillies, Pirates and Dodgers. He threw a perfect game in 1964 and a no hitter in 1958. He retired with the second-most career strikeouts at the time (2,855). He had a career record of 224-184 with an ERA of 3.27. He is the only pitcher to have struck out Ted Williams three times in one game. His is my 19th baseball signed by a Hall of Famer and my 9th TTM success.
**CORRECTION - I just checked my delivery confirmation info; I sent the ball out on February 2, not February 8 like I has previously stated. It has been corrected.
1955 Topps #138 - Ray Herbert
Monday, February 14, 2011
1955 Topps #137 - Harry Elliott
Sunday, February 13, 2011
2011 Topps Series 1 By The Numbers
- 3 complete sets made
- 229 duplicates
- 3 original back 60 greatest Topps cards
- 1 original back Topps the Lost Cards (Stan Musial 1957 Topps)
- 30 60 years of Topps cards
- 30 Diamond Duos
- 30 Topps 60 inserts
- 15 Topps Gold Parallel
- 30 Topps Diamond Parallel
- 2 Topps Black Parallel (Josh Hamilton and Peter Bourjos)
- 30 Minis
- 30 Diamond Giveaway redemptions
- 2 Legends SPs (Berra and Banks)
- 3 Manufactured Leather Nameplates (Lincecum, Pujols and Kershaw). The Pujols is the serial numbered black version
- 3 Jersey Relics (Sabathia, Daniel McCutcheon and Justin Upton)
- 3 Autographs (Adam Jones, Chris Getz and Matt Harrison)
- 8 History of Topps
- 16 CMGR vintage reprints
- 30 Toppstown
- 15 Topps 60 'The Lost Cards'
So, there you have it. Not a bad haul. I doubt I'll put together any of the insert sets. I love the Diamond parallels, that's for sure. I'm excited to see when I get from the redemptions.